Observed annually on the first Tuesday in August, National Night Out promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie in an effort to create a safer home environment for families.
Throughout Hudson County, municipalities such as North Bergen, Guttenberg and Union City hosted block parties that included cookouts, exhibits and safety demonstrations that came to an end earlier than expected due to a rainstorm.
The National Association of Town Watch sponsors National Night Out in the United States and Canada. The day has been celebrated since the early 1980s.
For more information on National Night Out, visit www.natw.org
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